I Am Jewish

Author: Judea Pearl
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
ISBN: 1580232590
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Inspired by the final words of murdered journalist Daniel Pearl, a collection of personal essays, reflections, theological statements, reminiscences, and stories expresses what being Jewish means to such contributors as Alan Dershowitz, Kirk Douglas, Theodore Bikel, Dianne Feinstein, Daniel Schorr, Larry King, Harold Kushner, Norman Lear, Joe Lieberman, and many others.

I Am Jewish

Author: Cath Senker
Publisher: Franklin Watts
ISBN: 9780749696580
Format: PDF, ePub
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This series takes a personal look at how individual children practise their faith in everyday life. It is ideal for introducing the main world religions. This text looks at Judaism.

Stars of David

Author: Abigail Pogrebin
Publisher: Broadway
ISBN: 0767916131
Format: PDF, Docs
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Capturing the diversity of Jewish religious and ethnic identity, a collection of intimate conversations with sixty-one prominent Jews--including Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Richard Dreyfuss, Leonard Nimoy, Steven Spielberg, Sarah Jessica Parker, Beverly Sills, and Mike Wallace--reveals how they feel about their Jewish identity, religion, tradition, faith, and prejudice. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.

Middot

Author: Ron Isaacs
Publisher: Torah Aura Productions
ISBN: 9781891662713
Format: PDF, ePub
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A middah is a Jewish value. This book by Ron Isaac is an 'old-school' text book. No fancy graphics, no busy work exercises, etc. It has just chapters with introductions, stories, texts, and questions to discuss. Three to five pages are presented per value and twenty-five values are presented all together. This is a perfect classroom resource, teacher resource, or curricular foundation. It has everything you need to teach Jewish values to middle school, high school students, or adults.

Suddenly Jewish

Author: Barbara Kessel
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 1611683025
Format: PDF
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Dramatic personal stories of the unexpected discovery of a Jewish heritage.

Judaism s Great Debates

Author: Barry L. Schwartz
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0827609329
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Thanks to these generous donors for making the publication of this book possible: David Lerman and Shelley Wallock; D. Walter Cohen, Wendy and Leonard Cooper; Rabbi Howard Gorin; Gittel and Alan Hilibrand; Marjorie and Jeffrey Major; Jeanette Lerman Neubauer and Joe Neubauer; Gayle and David Smith; and Harriet and Donald Young. Ever since Abraham’s famous argument with God, Judaism has been full of debate. Moses and Korah, David and Nathan, Hillel and Shammai, the Vilna Gaon and the Ba’al Shem Tov, Spinoza and the Amsterdam Rabbis . . . the list goes on. Jews debate justice, authority, inclusion, spirituality, resistance, evolution, Zionism, and more. No wonder that Judaism cherishes the expression machloket l’shem shamayim, “an argument for the sake of heaven.” In this concise but important survey, Rabbi Barry L. Schwartz presents the provocative and vibrant thesis that debate and disputation are not only encouraged within Judaism but reside at the very heart of Jewish history and theology. In his graceful, engaging, and creative prose, Schwartz presents an introduction to an intellectual history of Judaism through the art of argumentation. Beyond their historical importance, what makes these disputations so compelling is that nearly all of them, regardless of their epochs, are still being argued. Schwartz builds the case that the basis of Judaism is a series of unresolved rather than resolved arguments. Drawing on primary sources, and with a bit of poetic license, Schwartz reconstructs the real or imagined dialogue of ten great debates and then analyzes their significance and legacy. This parade of characters spanning three millennia of biblical, rabbinic, and modern disputation reflects the panorama of Jewish history with its monumental political, ethical, and spiritual challenges.

Causal Inference in Statistics

Author: Judea Pearl
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119186862
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Many of the concepts and terminology surrounding modern causal inference can be quite intimidating to the novice. Judea Pearl presents a book ideal for beginners in statistics, providing a comprehensive introduction to the field of causality. Examples from classical statistics are presented throughout to demonstrate the need for causality in resolving decision-making dilemmas posed by data. Causal methods are also compared to traditional statistical methods, whilst questions are provided at the end of each section to aid student learning.

The Introspective Realist Crime Film

Author: Luis M. García-Mainar
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137496533
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book explores the formal and thematic conventions of crime film, the contexts in which these have flourished and their links with the social issues of a globalized world. The crime film has traditionally been identified with suspense, a heterogeneous aesthetic and a tacit social mind. However, a good number of the crime films produced since the early 2000s have shifted their focus from action or suspense and towards melodrama in narratives that highlight the social dimension of crime, intensify their realist aesthetics and dwell on subjectivity. With the 1940s wave of Hollywood semi-documentary crime films and 1970s generic revisionism as antecedents, these crime films find inspiration in Hollywood cinema and constitute a transnational trend. With a close look at Steven Soderbergh’s Traffic (2000), David Fincher’s Zodiac (2007), Jacques Audiard’s Un prophète (2009) and Tomas Alfredson’s Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), this book sets out the stylistic and thematic conventions, contexts and cultural significance of a new transnational trend in crime film.

I Am Jewish Teacher s Guide

Author: Jewish Lights Publishing
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
ISBN: 9781580232197
Format: PDF, ePub
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A companion teacher's guide to the best-selling book, this collection of activities, lesson plans and reflections will deepen your students' understanding of Jewish identity and themselves. Includes lesson plans for grades 3-6, 6-12 and adults.